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Tony Robbins: How to invest wisely, even if you're wrong 80% of the time

What are the qualities of an ideal portfolio? Is there a way to guarantee success?<p>Here’s the truth. There’s never going to be a time where you can …

Wall Street Analyst Crams 700 Years Of Data Into 12 Charts 'You Can't Ignore'

"The starting point of any financial analysis must surely be a consideration of the economic cycle: not just where we stand within the current cycle, but more importantly, where that cycle fits within broader economic history," writes Paul Jackson in his final note to clients in his role as an …

Billionaire Salim Shows How To Take Over A Company In 3 Days In A Game Of Ping-Pong

A riveting game of high-stakes ping-pong played out on the Singapore Stock Exchange over the past month, and the surprise winner is Indonesia’s fourth richest billionaire, Anthoni Salim.<p><i>Action replay:</i> In mid-August, California-based short-seller Glaucus Research, fresh from its victory over …

Education Department Lets Borrowers Default On Student Loans, Ignoring Helpful Alternatives

Companies working for the Department of Education over the past year have allowed hundreds of thousands of borrowers to default on their federal student loans rather than enrolling them in the Obama administration’s debt-relief programs, new data reveal.<p>In results that have invited comparisons to …

Bank secrecy makes for great controversy—but it’s not the sole reason behind a Swiss bank upheaval

The vaunted secrecy of Swiss banks is gradually being eroded. And that, say analysts polled by Bloomberg, presages a “shake-out” in the Swiss banking industry that could prompt a wave of mergers and acquisitions over the next 12 to 18 months.<p>But while it’s true that the Swiss banks’ reluctant …

Home prices up 12.1% in April

Home prices rose a record 12.1% in the year ending in April, the Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller index showed Tuesday.<p>From March, prices were up 2.5% for the 20-city composite index.<p>All 20 cities showed positive year-over-year returns for at least the fourth consecutive month.<p>"The recovery is …

Tax Court: Leasehold Interest Exchanged For Fee Interest In Real Estate Does Not Qualify For Section 1031 Treatment

Under the tax law, taxpayers are afforded favorable treatment when instead of selling appreciated property, they “exchange” it for other property; the idea being that the taxpayer has not cashed out its investment in the property, but rather simply changed the form of the investment.<p>Specifically, …